Burls can have smooth or natural edges, be flat or hollow, solid enough to hold water (Native Americans made burl water vases called an olla), or full of holes (like a sieve). A finished piece turned from a burl can be left in a totally natural state or decorated with inlay and overlay and finished with trims like leather or feathers, or hand-painted or stained. A burl is like a blank canvas. Dave is the artist who turns it into a masterpiece.
See more examples below, and visit Dave’s other galleries to see more works of art.